Let's not lose focus as the Human Resources Developement Canada debate
rages on in Parliament - and even outside, where the Minister has twice
been called "a liar" by Opposition MPs, speaking without the protection
of parliamentary immunity. A better tack was taken by the Conservatives,
who turned over to the RCMP what they say is evidence of wrongdoing. But
there's a serious danger that we'll lose sight of the real issue.
That real issue is not Don Boudria's binder; it is not when Jane Stewart
first knew of the accounting problems; it is not whether the amount
involved is $3 billion (the total amount spent) or only $251.50 (which
Boudria claims - without documentation - is all that was lost); it is
not whether some of the grants went to worthwhile organizations and
programs. It is not even why Jean Chrétien wants Jane Stewart to take
the fall for Pierre Pettigrew.
No, the heart of the issue is this: the Federal Government takes money
from us in taxes; it then creates programs which it mis-uses to buy
votes for the party in power - using our money.
Why does the Canadian public allow it to go on? Sadly, the reason is
that many of us - maybe the majority - have been bought.
This has been the strategy of our Federal Governments for a long time.
It was the strategy under Prime Minister Pearson; under Trudeau; under
Mulroney, and now under Chrétien. Clark, Turner and Campbell weren't in
long enough to employ it. The strategy is to get so many people
dependent on the Government that they will support it, even if they
oppose many of its policies.
Most Canadians do not agree with Bill C-23, which would give same-sex
couples the kind of special recognition that should be reserved for
normal married families. Most Canadians do not agree with the Federal
Government's pro-abortion policies. Most Canadians do not agree with the
Federal Government's sell-out of Canadian sovereignty in NAFTA, MAI, WTO
and other globalist strategies. Most Canadians, although they agree with
respecting other cultures, do not agree with the Federal policy of
sponsoring multi-culturalism with Federal tax dollars.
But in spite of all these differences, most Canadians have allowed
themselves to become financially dependent on the government. You can
see it as they eagerly anticipate what they will do with their "tax
refunds". This is a shell-game in which the government takes more money
than it should, then plays the generous grandfather handing out "gifts"
What's the answer? To remember that our Constitution says that the God
of the Bible is above all those things which have ensnared us. And to
begin to let that knowledge direct all of our actions - as consumers, as
citizens, as individuals.
CHRISTIAN HERITAGE PARTY of CANADA
Heritage Place 155 Queen Street, Suite 200
Ottawa, ON K1P 6L1
Ph. (613)788-3716 Fax (819)457-9242
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